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EA Double-Speak

During an earnings call EA boss, John Riccitello, said the company wasn't satisfied with its overall sales performance for 2007. Riccitello said that while 2008 looks promising, EA will continue to focus less on sequels and on more origina...


Humber College?

Quick show of hands. Do any of you C-Bloggers go to Humber College in Toronto (either North or Lakeshore campus)? There are a few events coming up you might want to look at. Deets Later.


Dark Sector (PS3) Hands-on Preview

Way back when we still referred to the Xbox 360 as Xbox 2 and the new PlayStation as PS3 (we totally called it btw!) the development house behind Unreal Tournament 2003 showed off the first game for the next generation. That game was the ...


Wanted: Fanboys/Girls

I'm working on a story right now on the current state of the consoles and what the hardcore gamers are looking forward to in 2008. I need any and all rabid Microsoft/Nintendo/Sony fanboys to come forward if they want to volunteer to answer...


Avatar: The GamerScore Bender

I feel like a douche for caring but I love Achievement Points. There I said it, it's out there and now we have to deal with it. Last night this love came into play when I was walking through the aisles of my BlockBuster and noticed a co...


Gamecock Head Tears into Romero, Romero on Suicide Watch

After John (please still pay attention to me) Romero threw some harsh language at Gamecock CEO, and former business partner, Mike Wilson it seemed like the battle had ended. Romero called Wilson out for his jackass stunts today as more of ...


The Leafs... won?

Hey look at that. The Toronto Maple Leafs won a game. Now all they need to do is fire John Ferguson Jr. and they can go from steaming-piles-of-shit to a nice neat pile-of-shit. It pains me to love this team to death. Eff you, I know t...


The Fall of HD-DVD

Even though this format "war" is silly I thought this was funny and a good remake of the Xbox Live Banning video from a while back. Sorry if this is a repost. Thanks for the pro-tip on the embed.


Pour One Out for Journeyman [Update]

The writers strike is still ongoing and I'm all for the writers getting their due... but I'm a little angry. Okay, not angry exactly. As a member of CPRS (Canadian Public Relations Society), IABC (International Association of Business Com...


Around the Internet: Volume 1

THE FUNNY Rap Lyrics Explained with Charts & Graphs THE INFORMATIVE Top 100 Albums of 2007: From Former GS Editor Alex Navarro THE TYPICAL Will Smith Joins A Cult... I Mean Scientology THE WAITING... Maple Leafs Future In the Hands of an...


By The Numbers: Late Night Edition

1 year, 7 weeks, 6 days. Since the launch of the Nintendo Wii. 2 Number of times I've seen a Wii in stock at a retailer since launch. 5 hours, 37 minutes The time my girlfriend has spent playing Wii Tennis since December 2007. 755 My gir...


Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (NDS) Preview

Few developers can claim to push the boundaries of every platform they create for time-and-time again– the good people at Team Ninja are one of those rare developers. In March, Tomonobu Itagaki and his team revealed Ninja Gaiden Dragon S...


Xav's Top 10 Most Anticipated Titles of 2008

With 2008 well underway the gaming world is poised to give '07 a run for its money with a slew of quality releases. While there are a ton of games I'd love to pick up this year, these 10 are the titles I'm most excited for: 1. Metal Gear ...


EGM to Preview Ninja Gaiden 2 for PS3?

In the February issue of EGM (#225) an interesting listing has been discovered on the March issue preview page. While issue #226 is expected to preview Ninja Gaiden 2, it is listed for both Xbox 360 and the PS3. While Microsoft, and not ...


CES, Microsoft & You

File this under the chillax category. It seems a lot of people are ninja-flipping because Microsoft didn't make any landmark announcements during CES this year, but calmness people. CES is usually reserved for technology announcements and...


Internal Conflict: Issue 1 - Mass Effect

This has happened to nearly everyone visiting this or any gaming site; a game is released to so much admiration that you fear any issue you might have with it and ultimately don't "get it." Such was the case for my first game in a series I...


Xav's Top Ten of 2007

1. BioShock (PC/X360) Not since the release of the original Half-Life in 1998 has gameplay meshed so cohesively with its story creating an environment so surreal that it becomes its own character. BioShock, from the minds at 2K Boston, pla...


About Xavone of us since 10:29 AM on 12.22.2006

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The name's Xav de Matos. I've been around the gaming industry block for a while and after an amazing stint as the public relations manager and staff writer on THEBBPS.com, I've moved on as a staff writer for AOL's gaming network at Xbox360Fanboy.com and as a reviewer for WorthPlaying.com and do other freelance work in the gaming industry.

Since I need a place to rant and rave, I thought Dtoid would be the perfect place for me to express my madness!

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